Nerdery, Tech

The Microsoft Surface’s Sole Purpose: Dungeons & Dragons

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I had not heard of Microsoft’s Surface — a big touch-screen computer thingie made for presentations and the like — until this morning. And that’s only because I looked it up, because TR reader Jerry sent me the above video of Dungeons & Dragons being played on the Surface, and I had no clue what the fuck he was talking about. Now that I’ve seen it, I have to say I’m impressed. Sure, it’s going to be a lot of needless complication for both players and DMs, but c’mon — role-players don’t lug around 100s of dollars worth of math formula-filled supplements and bags of various-sided dice because they like things to be simple. Assuming this thing would be at all reasonably priced — which I doubt — would you gamers be interested or not?